Joseph Kaczmarek, Special to NBC10
The BARCS animal shelter in Baltimore was emptied of dogs in just six hours on Saturday during NBC's pet adoption drive — one of numerous shelters cleared as people across the country came forward to take in homeless animals.
"Empty cages!" the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter wrote on Facebook in a post that showed shelter workers waving goodbye from the cages. "All of these doggies found homes today during Clear the Shelters."
Thirty-seven dogs went to new homes and another 35 adoptions are pending, the applications competed but the animals still needing to be spayed or neutered.
Six other shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas were also cleared, with 2,894 animals adopted on Saturday.
In all, more than 44,000 animals have been adopted as part of Clear the Shelters this month. Pet owners who mentioned the campaign during the adoption process were included in NBC's count.
Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.
Clinton said Kaine cares more about making a difference than making headlines, and is "everything that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are not." She also described Kaine as a fighter.
"Make no mistake. Behind that smile, Tim has a backbone of steel. Just ask the NRA," said Clinton in reference to Kaine's fights against the gun-lobbying group "in their own backyard."
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The family of the man with autism who North Miami police officials say was the intended target of the accidental shooting of an unarmed caregiver is “traumatized,” NBC News reported.
Since Monday’s shooting, Arnaldo Rios-Soto is “not sleeping, he’s not eating, he’s not the same anymore,” his sister, Miriam Rios, told reporters.
Rios-Soto, 26, wandered from a group home and was being assisted by therapist Charles Kinsey when police responded to a 911 call about a suicidal man with a gun. Jonathan Aledda fired in their direction, thinking Kinsey was in danger, police officials said Thursday, but shot Kinsey instead.
The family’s lawyer, Matthew Dietz, said even after officers learned Rios-Soto had autism, they handcuffed him and detained him in a police car for nearly four hours. Miriam Soto said her brother has since been hospitalized.
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Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
Miami Police Department said two adults are dead and a child injured in a shooting on Saturday.
Police responded to reports of multiple people found shot. A male and a female were confirmed dead, while a 7-year-old child sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
No other details were made available.
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Police said there were “no indications” the teenage gunman who killed nine people and then himself at a mall in Munich, Germany, had any links to terror groups including ISIS, NBC News reported.
"There is no indication that there is a link to ISIS," Police Chief Hubertus Andrae said.
Searches revealed the 18-year-old, born and raised in the Bavarian capital, "looked intensively" at the subject of "shooting rampages," Andrae said. Officials said they found a book called “Rampage in the Head: Why Students Kill” among his belongings.
It appeared the attacker hacked a young woman’s Facebook account and posted a message to lure people to the mall for a free meal, according to police.
Police searched the gunman’s home, which he shared with his parents and his brother. Family members were not questioned because they were “too affected,” Andrae said.
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Russia has invited secessionists from Northern Ireland, Scotland, and those from Spain and Italy for a conference, according to NBC News.
“Our goal is to consolidate efforts based on international legal standards [and] to achieve the very democracy the European Union and the United States talk about, but [the democracy] in its true meaning," Alexander Ionov, head of the Anti-Globalist Movement of Russia, which is organizing the event, told NBC News.
One of the international standards he referred to is a nation’s right for self-determination — part of the United Nations’ chapter.
Western leaders and Russia experts say the Kremlin supports separatist parties to destabilize groupings such as NATO and the EU to thwart U.S. missile installations that Moscow sees as a threat to security.
They say Moscow also uses these movements as leverage in its political agenda and to push for the lifting of Western sanctions against Moscow after its annexation of Crimea.
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The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for teams that showed support of citizens and police involved in recent shootings by wearing black warmup shirts before games.
Comic-Con International will end with a bang Sunday after four days of comics, cosplaying, and superhero TV and movies.
Even though it's the last day, Sunday will have a packed schedule to keep comic fans satisfied until next year.
Here are some events you shouldn't miss.
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Almost a third of college students say they’ve taken part in practices dubbed “drunkorexia,” according to a recent study, NBC News reported.
That’s the name for behaviors such as skipping meals or heavy exercising to offset calories from binge drinking, or to pump up alcohol’s buzz. The study, conducted by a research assistant at the University of Houston, found that the behaviors were just as common in men as they were in women.
The survey found that 80 percent of students engaged in at least one of the following behaviors: cutting back on food and increasing exercise; engaging in bulimic-type behaviors such as vomiting after eating or taking laxatives; boosting exercise or eating less to offset calories from drinking.
Previous research showed that 40 percent of college students drink heavily at least once a month. The researcher said a cultural shift in men being more worried about their appearance may have led to the rise in the behavior.
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Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.
The map usually varies, showing places where there is a greater chance for above or below normal temperatures or equal chances. But the outlook for August, September and October is for above normal everywhere.
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It was her ears!
Mandy Rickman visited an animal shelter in the rural Maryland along the Eastern Shore by chance today. She had just finised grocery shopping when she decided to stop by a shelter to look for a playmate for her dog at home.
She walked into the Baywatch Animal Shelter when a partial litter of puppies were let out of a kennel. Rickman focused right in on a brown dog named Maggie with big ears. The 4-month-old puppy had traveled all night from a kill shelter in Florida before landing in Baywatch's care.
Suicide bombings in the capital of Afghanistan Saturday killed at least 80 people and injured more than 230, many of whom were taking part in a political demonstration, authorities said.
The blasts occurred in Dehmazamg Square near the Kabul Zoo on the main road to Parliament, Health Ministry spokesperson Ismail Kawosi told NBC News.
Three suicide bombers worked in tandem in the attacks, according to the Ministry of the Interior. While one bomb was detonated, a second bomb exploded prematurely and a third bomber was shot dead by police.
The protesters, mostly ethnic minority Hazaras, were marching to demand that their impoverished home province be included in a major new electricity line, according to The Associated Press.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombings.
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Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics. Click here for the visualization.